From: Donncha O Caoimh (donncha.ocaoimh at domain tradesignals.com)
Date: Mon 27 Sep 1999 - 17:54:53 IST
I just got off the phone with Mark Egan at Scope. Although Scope has
plans for a Linux event there's no way they can arrange anything this
year. They will provide adverting space in their magazine and spread the
word about LAID though. This of course means that LAID in Cork is still
on-track and will happen in November. We just have to make concrete
Mark asked me to mail him a list of speakers and details of speeches. We
have 11 volunteers which unfortunetly is a bit too many so we'll have to
cut that number down a bit. I'm not going to ask anyone not to speak.
All the talks sound fascinating but some might be just too technical for
a mixed audience of iluggers and business people (alright, business
people won't even be interested in writing html, but you get the idea).
I'm looking for a few of you who volunteered to step down this time. We
could accomodate 11 people, but then we'd have 15 minute talks.. not
great! 6 or 7 speakers would be better.
I doubt I'll have time to prepare any talk for the event so I might be
one to fall by the wayside.
As Ken just mentioned, ".. and pace ourselves
as far as organising things are concerned - like leaving something
until next year."
Oh yeah, just got a call from a journalist about Linux..
who gave him Tradesignals' number? ;)
(Ah.. just got Calons' email..)
Shane Dempsey wrote:
> Well if we couldn't get Linus or Alan then we could always
> invite Eric the cat as one of the guest speakers as all
> ILUGers are so familiar with him now.
> That could really capture the imagination of the media
> As for this becoming a conference.. I don't think that is a problem.
> It might have some of the features of a conference but if everybody is there
> to have
> fun rather than to be seen to be having fun ( big difference ) then it would
> be very
> successful. Could be the start of a whole new kind of computing event.
> Well it would be except MAC users in the states used to do this kind of
> thing years
> ago. I would hope that the same pioneering spirit ( without the arrogance
> perhaps )
> exists in the linux community at the moment.
> I suppose that we should wait a while though. What with LAID coming up soon
> and all that...
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